We had some very busy kids around here this past weekend! Mostly because they come from a long line of procrastinators and everyone’s Valentines for school are due for imminent distribution.
This year, we decided to meld my love for cookie making with my eldest daughter, Linnea’s, love of crafting. She’ll tell you that her favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day (even before she encounters middle school crushes) because it provides innumerable reasons to break out the markers for card making. This time, her canvas came in sugar form.
First, I made plain heart cookies outlined in an orange-red and flooded them with white royal icing. Once the cookies were dry, I simply let the kids go to town with a package of edible food color markers.
For Linnea, this was serious business. She had 32 “cards” to complete for her Kindergarten class and teachers.
For the younger kids, preschool and toddler classes only require that the child’s own name – and a scribble or two – appear on the card. Ty could handle that, so long as there were extra cookies at the end of the task.
Nari, just up from a nap, only really perked up when it was time to get the cookies into bags without breakage. In case you’re wondering, we managed, even with every move directed by a two 1/2 year old! I’d even venture to say that we’ll try it again next year, with GLITTER!!! (maybe)